The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America announced its latest round of twenty $1,500 college scholarships for children or grandchildren of GCSAA members. The grants are funded by the Environmental Institute for Golf and supported by Syngenta. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) announced that it has awarded 20 new college scholarships…
Construction Begins on $15M University of Michigan Clubhouse
The project in Ann Arbor, Mich., will replace the current clubhouse with a 23,000-sq. ft. facility that will include banquet space, grill, pro shop, office space, meeting room and a golf cart storage area. The clubhouse is expected to open by spring 2017.
Treetops Resort Emerges from Bankruptcy
The Gaylord, Mich., resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, and was also the site of a University of Michigan fraternity rampage in January that left more than $400,000 in damage.
University of Michigan Opens Access to its MacKenzie and Dye Courses
The “MacKenzie-Dye Experience” will now allow golfers not affiliated with the school to play the Alister MacKenzie-designed “stadium” or “blue” course as well as Radrick Farms GC, Pete Dye’s first 18-hole design. The program is expected to have “bucket list” appeal, especially for those who want to play the courses as part of a football weekend.
University of Michigan Seeks Budget Increase for New Clubhouse
The Ann Arbor, Mich., university’s athletic department is asking its Board of Regents to increase the budget for a new clubhouse on the golf course by 20 percent, from $12 million to $15 million. The new facility will be 24,000 sq. ft. and is expected to be complete by spring 2017.
Evans Scholars Program Featured in Wall Street Journal
Caddies from The Olympic Club, Bob-O-Link GC, Rose City GC, Beverly CC, Midlothian CC, the Lochmoor Club and Park Ridge CC (an “Evans powerhouse”) were highlighted in the feature about students who earn college scholarships through the program.